The Benefits of Retaining a Paralegal

  • Licensed Paralegals have specialized training in areas of the law that most Lawyers generally do not practice in
  • Paralegals are cost effective for the legal services for which they provide
  • In Provincial Offences and Traffic Tickets, the Paralegal can represent you without you having to set foot inside a courtroom (unless the court orders otherwise)
  • Within the Paralegal scope of practice, Paralegals can be just as knowledgeable about the law as any Lawyer
  • Paralegals help relieve the burden from clients that self-represented litigants cannot escape from, namely:
    • Understanding legal forms, claims, and applications
    • Understanding the rules of a court, agency, board, commission, or tribunal
    • Understanding what the true legal issues are
    • Understanding what kinds of remedies are possible within a court, agency, board, commission, or tribunal

Resources

Ministry of the Attorney General
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/
1-800-518-7901

Ministry of Transportation
www.mto.gov.on.ca
1-800-268-4686

Driver and Vehicle Licensing
www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/
1-800-387-3445

Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR)
Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch
www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/cvor/
1-800-387-7736 (Ontario Only)

Small Claims Court Forms
http://www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca/english/scc